Hour 1. Installing and Configuring MySQL

Welcome to the first hour of Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache in 24 Hours. This is the first of three "installation" hours, in which you will learn how to set up your development environment. We'll tackle the MySQL installation first, because the PHP installation is much simpler when MySQL is already installed.

In this hour, you will learn

  • How to install MySQL

  • Basic security guidelines for running MySQL

  • How to work with the MySQL user privilege system

    Part III: Getting Involved with the Code